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Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: I am familiar with the case Deputy Kerrane raises. I have asked my officials to look into it. I was surprised when I saw it. Having said that, community welfare officers are compassionate people who do their best. We do not know all the details in the particular case, but I am having it checked as we speak. We will get to the bottom of it. I thank Deputy Sherlock for not pressing his...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Robert Troy: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate. I compliment the Minister and her colleague, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy McGrath, on a very comprehensive social welfare budget to tackle the high cost of living. I know from dealing with constituents that they very much welcome the increases that have been announced, which have already been paid out. It was...

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I ask the Deputy to stay on his feet because the Labour Party will lose its time.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Duncan Smith: What?

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Catherine Connolly: If the Deputy resumes his seat, his colleague will lose his slot tomorrow. It is the Deputy's choice but there are five and a half minutes left. It is not my role to do this, but in case there was a misunderstanding at the beginning, I must to point out that the debate will be adjourned in five and a half minutes. If the Deputy sits down, I will move on to the next slot and the rest of the...

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Duncan Smith: What is the next slot?

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I will not go into that. I have gone beyond my role already.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Duncan Smith: I will resume my seat. I had not planned to talk for long on this. I will just end up going around the houses.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Patricia Ryan: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. It is an issue that is dealt with in a similar Bill around this time every year to provide for risk equalisation. Risk equalisation is a mechanism designed to give effect to the objective of a community-rated health insurance market where customers pay the same premium for the same health insurance plan, regardless of age, gender or health...

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I call Deputy Shortall. I will be interrupting her shortly after she begins speaking to adjourn the debate.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Róisín Shortall: This is the latest in the series of annual Bills required to adjust the levels of risk equalisation credits and stamp duties that underpin the risk equalisation scheme and the private health insurance market. The Bill also prolongs the scheme until 2027, following the European Commission's approval under state aid rules, and provides for changes to the appointments criteria and powers of...

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Debate adjourned.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Sections 1 to 3, inclusive, agreed to.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

NEW SECTION

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Seán Sherlock: I move amendment No. 1: In page 3, after line 29, to insert the following: “Report on provision and cost of community welfare officers 4.The Minister shall, within 6 months of the passing of this Act, lay a report before both Houses of the Oireachtas on the currently prevailing levels of provision of, and accessibility to, community welfare officers and on the additional...

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Catherine Connolly: Táim ag bogadh ar aghaidh go dtí an Páirtí an Lucht Oibre. I advise Deputy Duncan Smith that I will be interrupting him to adjourn the debate.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Duncan Smith: When will that be?

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Catherine Connolly: It will be in just under 12 minutes. However, the Deputy will be in possession when the debate resumes tomorrow.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Nov 2022)

Duncan Smith: I probably will not take the 12 minutes but I want to make sure the debate will continue if the following speaker is not here.

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